Center for Applied Economic Research will host 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

by Spears School News Staff 
(November 8, 2012 at 8:54 am)

Economic Outlook promotionOklahoma State University’s Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business will present the 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference on Dec. 5 at the Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

“While the housing sector finally shows signs of recovery, the U.S. economy faces significant headwinds,” said Dan Rickman, OSU Regents professor of economics and Oklahoma Gas & Electric Services Chair in Regional Economic Analysis, who will be one of the featured speakers at the conference.

“The impending ‘fiscal cliff’ and slowing global demand pose significant threats to near-term economic growth.  How these events most likely will unfold and affect the U.S. and Oklahoma economies will be addressed during the 2013 OSU Economic Outlook Conference. The conference also will include presentations on how Oklahoma can best position itself for long-term economic prosperity,” said Rickman.

The Oklahoma State Econometric Model is used to compile the report, which provides information on the probable performance of the Oklahoma economy in the upcoming year. The model is in its 33rd year of development and is the state’s only large-scale econometric forecasting model.

In addition to Rickman, Stephen McKeever, the Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology and vice president for Research and Technology Transfer at OSU, will be speaking.

Also making presentations will be Deidre Myers, director of research and economic analysis at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Jonathan Willner, professor of economics of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University, and Chad Wilkerson, vice president, branch executive and economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The conference is co-hosted by the State Department of Career Technology.

Registration for the Economic Outlook Conference is $60 per person if registered by Nov. 16; cost is $75 per person after that date.

To register or for more information, visit or contact Vickie Karns at 405-744-5208 or 866-678-3933 or by email at